(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another story in the city which involves a member of the public being spit on, this time, directly inside their mouth.
Allegations are that a Brian Donald Ashton was at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre when he became irate and managed to spit directly inside the mouth of a medical professional.
Hardworking staff at the hospital along with officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the scene and the suspect was arrested and charged. A TBPS officer has been stationed next to Ashton’s bed since.
Ashton appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre this morning. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and a duty counsel lawyer Joyk Wakefeld.
Ashton was charged with single count of assault. He has quite the lengthy criminal record.
He is not granted bail today and will remain in police custody and eventually jail, once he is medically cleared to go, until at least Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, where he will have another swing at being released from jail.
This behaviour is absolutely disgusting. Our medical professionals have a hard enough task at hand that they do not need to deal with being assaulted, especially like this. Let’s continue to watch this case to see how the courts deal with it.
Anyone with a photo of Brian Donald Ashton is urged to text it to 807-355-8917 or email email@example.com